Latest News About NASA's Space Launch System
NASA has picked the design for its next big rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). This heavy-lift booster will carry humans farther than they've ever been, to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.
A space race is on among commercial companies aiming to snag a lucrative contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
The Hubble Space Telescope has peered into a vast stellar nursery and snapped a photo of a newly born star.
As NASA's space shuttle program draws to a close, production of the shuttle's external fuel tanks has ceased. Lockheed Martin had built NASA fuel tanks since 1973.
NASA's new Orion space capsule is steadily coming together in preparation for a 2013 launch, even though the craft's mission and funding are in limbo at the moment.
This video describes the steps engineers are taking to get NASA's new Orion spacecraft ready for launch by 2013.
A NASA team's plan rejects parts of the president's space exploration strategy but aligns with a version of the Senate's NASA authorization bill.
An instrument on an upcoming mission to orbit will make daily maps of the Red Planet's atmosphere.
Researchers are hoping that the Mars500 simulation, which hits the three-month mark this week, will shed some light on significant factors to consider in crew selection for future long-duration missions.
New airbag technology that mimics nature's way of protecting seed embryos could take the bumps out of spacecraft landings.
In a new letter 30 Nobel laureates and space officials argue for different NASA spending priorities in a bill working through Congress.
Human explorers can only reach a limited number of asteroids during the next several decades.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station must work out 2.5 hours per day, six days a week, to stave off the worst effects of muscle atrophy.
NASA is pushing ahead with work its new Orion spacecraft and Ares rockets despite their ambiguous status.
A suborbital NASA rocket lit up the predawn sky above Virginia early Wednesday during a demonstration flight to test its new motor.
NASA has added a video camera to its next Mars rover to take viewers on Earth along for a ride when it lands on the Martian surface.
An historic Gemini-Titan rocket rolled into Houston last week to join the small collection of very large launch vehicles populating the rocket park at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
More than 60 Congress members joined in a call to direct NASA to being building a heavy-lift rocket immediately.
The U.S. House Science and Technology Committee has given NASA one week to flesh out cost and schedule estimates for a slimmed-down version of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.